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Affiliate Program Participation

Greatmindsthinkhike.com may use affiliate links in content. This means if you click the link and purchase and item, I will receive an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you.

Great Minds Think Hike is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Basically, as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Medical & General Disclaimer

The content from greatmindsthinkhike.com is for general information purposes only and does not constitute as professional medical advice. Therefore, greatmindsthinkhike.com / Adrian Todd cannot be held liable for actions arising from the use of the information from this website.

As always greatmindsthinkhike.com will try to provide the most accurate, up to date content that is true of the date of the writing. However, we give no assurance or warranty regarding the accuracy, timeliness, or applicability of any of the contents.

Visitors should seek out for the appropriate professional before acting out on any of the site’s contents. Greatmindsthinkhike.com disclaims any and all warranties, expressed or implied, to the extent permitted by law, including but not limited to warranties of satisfactory advice.

And excludes liability for any claims, losses, demands, or damages of any kind whatsoever with regard to any information, content, or services provided at our website. This also includes but isn’t limited to direct, indirect, incidental, or consequential loss or damages, compensatory damages, loss of profits, or data, or otherwise.

Privacy Policy (Updated 08/21/2021)

Great Minds Think Hike, respects your privacy and is solely committed to protecting it when you visit the website, greatmindsthinkhike.com. This page is used to inform website visitors regarding our policies with how their personal information is collected, used, and/or shared when visiting the website greatmindsthinkhike.com.

Please take time and read this Privacy Policy & Disclosures page carefully. If you choose to use our website, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation to this Privacy Policy. The information we collect is used for enhancing your experience during the use of the site. We will not share your information with anyone except as described in the Privacy Policy.

What Information Do We Collect

We collect personal data that you may voluntarily submit to the website. This information may come in the form of your name and email address. Another example, you may voluntarily submit information to the website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or through submitting a contact form. Personal Data may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, and phone number.

We may also collect non personal information about you, meaning information that does not identify you and your personal data, when you interact with the website.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Akismet Anti-Spam Service

We collect information about visitors who comment at Great Minds Think Hike, from Akismet anti-spam service. This is to protect our visitors from spammers.

The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Analytics and Ad partners

Greatmindsthinkhike.com may partners with third-party advertisers, ad networks, and analytics to tailor advertisements and content specific to your interests. These third parties may collect information sent from your computer, mobile device, or other information from your device.

For example, we use Google analytics which is a analytics service that reports website traffic. Google uses the data collected to track usage to the website, data is shared with other Google services. Also, Google may use data to assist with targeting for advertisements. If you wish not to have data tracked you can opt out using the Google Analytics opt-out browser add on.

Click here to learn more about Google’s Privacy & Terms

Who we share your data with

Email Newsletter

If you sign up for our newsletter your data will get stored on secure servers at our third party email provider Sendinblue. In addition, you can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time. By filling out and clicking the submission on the email opt in form you agree to the data policy and terms of use for Sendinblue. For further questions about privacy and policy from Sendinblue, click here and here for terms of use.

Also, if you make any purchases through our website we will share your data with third party payment service providers to assist complete your transaction.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service, such as our third party provider Akismet anti-spam service. At greatmindsthinkhike.com we do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others. We do not log or store personal data or give it to other individuals. However, we may release account information in times when it is necessary to comply with the law, enforce the terms of any of our user agreements, or protect the rights, property, and safety of greatmindsthinkhike.com, its users, and others.

Additional Information

Links to Other Sites

Greatmindsthinkhike.com may contain links to other websites. If you clink on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Please note that these sites are not operated by us. Therefore, we strongly advise you to review the Privacy and Policy of these websites. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

Greatmindsthinkhike.com is not directed towards children under 18. If you are under 18, you may use our services only with involvement of a parent or guardian.

Changes

The website holds the right to make changes from time to time. As a result, the Privacy Policy & Disclosures may change at any time. If we do we will revise the date at the top of the policy. If you continue to use our services after the Privacy Policy & Disclosure changes go into effect, you consent to the revised policy.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at greatmindsthinkhike@gmail.com